Instructional Technology Center Background
The Instructional Technology Center is a collaborative effort of Academic Affairs and Information Technology & Innovation. Now faculty have a designated area (Haas 416) to get assistance with integrating technology into their curriculum. Information Technology & Innovation, Media Services, and the Library have partnered to create time, technology, and expert assistance. They are available to assist faculty on learning new technology and/or making better use of technology which they currently have and use in the classroom. One very important and specific opportunity for faculty is to have these units provide instructional technology support for faculty using technology in the classroom.
Using technology in the classroom is about many connections, connecting students to one another and to resources regionally, nationally, and internationally, combining different materials, video, music, text, audio including narration, graphics into one’s presentations and connecting related information from many sources. Incorporating instructional technology into one’s teaching enables students to make their own connections by offering materials to download from the web, for their use in their evolution and scholarship or merely to construct web documents for their course assignments.
Clearly, these units, Information Technology & Innovation, Media Services, and the Library are available to assist faculty with creating context and ensuring that technologies work. Help can be in the form of arranging for scanning of images or documents, digitizing audio and video files, creating web pages, creating classroom presentation materials, developing online activities, quizzes, image databases or teaching a class online. WestConn’s Instructional Technology Center is here for you.